A bit about Ben Tudhope
Ben was born with Cerebral Palsy Hemiplegia with weakness to the left side. Loving the snow, he started snowboarding at age 8. After training hard he was spotted by the Australian Paralympic snowboard coach and at 13 he set off to compete in the Adaptive Snowboardcross and Banked Slalom World Cup Circuit.
Now 15, Ben has some major achievements under his belt. Ben was the youngest ever Winter Paralympian, competing at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic coming 10th at 14. He was selected to be the Australian Closing Ceremony flag bearer at Sochi. He was invited to compete at the X Games 2015 and is a regular on the World Cup Circuit. Ben is currently preparing and hoping to compete for Australia at the next winter Paralympics in 2018, Korea.
Ben is the Cerebral Palsy Alliance “Steptember” fundraiser Ambassador.
I love having Bounce protein balls at the top of the race course before I race for a quick energy hit to reach my maximum potential when I’m snowboarding down any course – Ben Tudhope.